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About wedgeblog

Claire Baiz is a columnist for Signature Montana, a featured editorial writer for The Great Falls Tribune, and a regular contributor to the Folio award winning jeweler’s trade magazine InStore. Claire has written for niche and trade magazines, both online and in print. Contact Claire via e-mail at clairebaiz@gmail.com

Confessions of a Chocoholic (courtesy of Signature Montana magazine)

“What are you doing?” I’m licking the chocolate off my iPhone, that’s what I’m doing. Okay…I may have a worse problem than a melted mass inside my purse. I’m not talking about an occasional craving for milk chocolate, the inferior … Continue reading

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Courtesy of Signature Montana magazine

Squashing a Spring Bug Squashing a Spring Bug Last night I rolled over in the dark, held my breath and tilted my head toward the window. Was that a cat on my roof? When I exhaled, there it was again: the high-pitched whine of … Continue reading

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An Unqualified Urban Anthropologist Asks: Why are Homeless People Cold?

From Ten People a Day to at Least Five Thousand When I’m in Great Falls, Montana, I see maybe ten humans in a typical day. When I’m in New York City, I encounter at least five thousand. I admit that … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine Blooms at the Angelika in NYC

Blue Jasmine opens with Windsor EF Elongated lettering, white on black. It’s the Woody Allen Font.           There are other signs of the neurotic master: interlocking abrasive family dynamics, New York City as a supporting character, … Continue reading

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A Brief Case for Alien Invasion

Courtesy 0f Signature Montana magazine: http://www.signaturemontana.com/archives/summer2013/#/90 I’m putting a call out to any little green men within shouting distance: please invade Earth. Our entire planet is in trouble. Ocean levels are rising. Food crops are being co-opted. Overpopulation and pollution are acknowledged … Continue reading

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Pardon Me… Do I Know You?

(Reprinted with permission from Signature Montana Magazine)http://www.signaturemontana.com/ Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, birthplace of Linda Ann Hopkins and Sheila Young. If those names aren’t familiar, maybe you’ve heard of Tera Patrick or Victoria Paris? These two women are near the … Continue reading

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Your Salsa is from New York City? My New Yorker Comes from Boone, Iowa.

  The first letter came without a threat last May, in a plain white envelope. It was from the subscription department at the New Yorker with a return address in Boone, Iowa. I felt like one of those cowboys around … Continue reading

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Movie Tickets as Tacit Endorsements or How to Review a Movie You’ve Never Seen Check out my hubpages blog for a commentary on Zero Dark Thirty. www.http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/To-See-or-Not-to-See-Movie-Tickets-as-Endorsements-Zero-Dark-Thirty  

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Check out my Hubpages Blog…

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Putting my History/Poli Sci Degree to Use…Over at HubPages.

http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/Economist-Joseph-Steiglitz-Rent-Seeking What’s ‘rent-seeking’? It’s quietly creating unearned wealth and widening the economic gap in the USA. Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz explains it to me here…

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